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Federal judge could block Florida's abortion law

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida. Lawyers for Planned Parenthood, which sued two state agencies over th …

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Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough

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After attack, Disney World removes alligators and crocodiles from shows and rides

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  1. In Marco Rubio's shadow, Senate candidate Carlos Beruff remains optimistic

    State Roundup

    LUTZ — The table was set for 14.

    But by the time U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff arrived at the Lutz Carrabas, only four people had shown up. Counting the organizers and campaign workers, the number of people who had to be at the meet-and-greet with the businessman-turned-politician exceeded the number …

  2. Pinellas County plans DUI patrols during Fourth of July weekend

    Public Safety

    Law enforcement agencies across Pinellas County will conduct countywide DUI "wolfpack" patrols during the Fourth of July weekend, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  3. Crash kills at least one, blocks four lanes on Howard Frankland Bridge

    News

    A crash Wednesday night killed at least one person and blocked all four southbound lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge.

  4. A Hillsborough all-girls summer camp — with robots

    News

    Karen Diaz, 11, is a tinkerer.

    "My mom told me I should be an engineer," she explained. "She said: 'You're good at math and at inventing things from your imagination.' "

    Elycia Platel, 11, left, and Jeilin Robinson, 12, both of Tampa, watch their robot complete an obstacle course at the camp.
  5. Florida House District 68 race starts off with a Republican gaffe, then a Democratic one

    State Roundup

    ST. PETERSBURG — The two Democrats who will face each other in the Florida House District 68 primary, Ben Diamond and Eric Lynn, squared off on Wednesday.

    Republican Joseph "JB" Bensmihen is running for Florida House District 68 in Pinellas County.
  6. Romano: Orlando shooting was a tragedy, not a political opportunity

    Politics

    On this, Democrats in the Florida Legislature are absolutely correct:

  7. Jones: Re-signing Steven Stamkos makes it a great day

    Lightning Strikes

    The greatest day in Tampa Bay Lightning history is June 7, 2004. That's the day the Lightning won the Stanley Cup.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal while down on his knees beating Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) for the first goal of the game during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (10/15/15).
  8. $24 million cash stuffed in buckets inside suspected Miami-Dade pot dealer's home

    Crime

    Miami-Dade police detectives raiding the home of a suspected marijuana trafficker unearthed at least $24 million in cash — mostly in bundles of $100 bills in heat-sealed bags stuffed in dozens of orange 5-gallon Home Depot-brand buckets.

    Miami-Dade police detectives raiding the home of a suspected marijuana trafficker unearthed at least $24 million in cash ?‘ mostly in bundles of $100 bills in heat-sealed bags stuffed in dozens of orange 5-gallon Home Depot-brand buckets. Most of which was found inside a secret compartment in the attic of the Miami Lakes home, but it already qualifies as the largest cash seizure in the department?•s history. Arrested was Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, who owns and operates the Blossom Experience, a North Miami-Dade store that sells lights, fans and other equipment for indoor gardening. The business is believed to cater to Miami?•s robust but illegal marijuana grow-house industry.
  9. Retailers in Tampa's Hyde Park Village battle construction zone

    News

    TAMPA — Retailers in Hyde Park Village, south Tampa's historic outdoor retail campus, recognize that summer months can be slow.

    Construction continues at Hyde Park Village in Tampa on Wednesday. Scaffolding lines the shops along Snow Circle.
  10. Mike Sherman joins Tampa Bay Times as new sports editor

    Sports

    One of the country's top sports editors is coming to the Tampa Bay Times.

    Mike Sherman, new Tampa Bay Times sports editor

Potential Florida CFO candidate Pat Neal takes name out of running

After years of setting up to run for statewide office, Manatee County land developer and key Republican fundraiser Pat Neal said Wednesday that he has decided against running for chief financial officer of Florida, partly due to the “dispiriting” rise of Donald Trump....

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Rays starter Matt Moore has been pitching better of late.

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, facing an old friend

UPDATE, 10:51: Cash said they plan to play Guyer a lot, as much as he can handle coming off the hamstring injury. Guyer said he was ready and eager to get back in there. ... Cash said if Decker gets claimed elsewhere that is good for him but if not the Rays would like to have him at Triple-A. ... Cash said it was somewhat shocking that the Rays pitching staff had allowed five-plus runs in 13 straight games. ... OF/DH Corey Dickerson said his sore left thumb is feeling better and he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday. ... Motter said playing 1B is not a big deal, that he had 5-10 games there in the Dominican Republic this winter and isn't too concerned.
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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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